Looking for Langston (1989)
Before there was Steve McQueen, director of Shame, there was another British
Turner Prize-winning artist making provocative, innovative, non-compromising
films. Isaac Julien established himself as a filmmaker of note in 1989 with his Looking
a dream-like reverie about the Harlem Renaissance and the poet Langston Hughes.
It will be screening as part of the Institute
of Contemporary Arts
Of Isaac Julien
along with other examples of his cinematic explorations of black and gay
identity. The three film programs start at noon and run in conjunction with the
ongoing exhibition Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves. That's on Sunday, January 29 at the ICA, 100
Northern Ave, Boston | $10; $8 students | 617.478.3100 or icaboston.org.